News: AHA launches Center for Health Innovation

CDI Strategies - Volume 12, Issue 40

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently launched the AHA Center for Health Innovation to help hospitals and healthcare systems build the capabilities they need at-scale to success in value-based care, HealthData Management reported.

According to the AHA announcement, the Center for Health Innovation will offer:

  • Market Intelligence: Regular updates and intelligence on the forces shaping healthcare and how they will affect hospitals and health systems.
  • The AHA Innovation Challenge: The next generation of the initiative will bring together creative thinkers, catalyze ideas, and explore new ways to spread innovation at-scale.
  • Cyber Security Services: Access to unique, expert resources to protect vital information by assessing risk, investigating vulnerabilities, engineering information technology security environment, and staying on top of the latest cyber threat updates.
  • Innovation 90 Boot Camps: A 90-day coaching program that helps healthcare leaders learn the latest innovation frameworks being used in industries from technology to manufacturing and to validate innovative ideas.

“This is a pivotal moment for the field, as hospitals and healthcare systems face unprecedented challenges and opportunities,” said Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO, in the AHA announcement. “The Center will help us disseminate what is working, as well as test new ideas to improve outcomes and increase value and affordability.” 

Editor’s note: To read HealthData Management’s coverage of this story, click here. To read the AHA announcement, click here. To read how the Center affects the way the AHA conducts business, click here.

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